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Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri : cum aeneis figuris


Published 1657
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statement of responsibility: Johannes Jonstonus, Medicinae Doctor, concinnavit.

Each part has separate t.p., four are engraved; separate pagination for each part; text in double columns, side-notes.

Form of author and publisher statements vary.

Woodcut vignettes on letterpress t.p.s, initials and tail-pieces.

First published Frankfurt am Main, 1650-1653. The plates, by Matthaeus Merian, and title pages have been redrawn and reversed in this later ed.

Pagination: De quadrupedibus: 6, [2], 163, [1] p., 80 leaves of plates; De serpentibus: [2], 27 [i.e. 37], [1] p., 12 leaves of plates; De insectis: [8], 147, [1] p., 28 leaves of plates; De exanguibus aquaticis: 58, [2] p., 20 leaves of plates; De piscibus et cetis: 5, [3], 160 p., 47 leaves of plates; De avibus: [12], 96, 89-160 p., 62 leaves of plates.

Final part (p. 151-[164]) of Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri consists of: Petri Castelli, Romani, Extasis de hyaena odorifera, zibethum gignente, quae civetta vulgo appellatur.

citation/reference: BM (Nat. hist.), v. 2, p. 942

citation/reference: Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, no. 2131-2135

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Each part has separate t.p., four are engraved; separate pagination for each part; text in double columns, side-notes

Form of author and publisher statements vary

Woodcut vignettes on letterpress t.p.s, initials and tail-pieces

First published Frankfurt am Main, 1650-1653. The plates, by Matthaeus Merian, and title pages have been redrawn and reversed in this later ed

Pagination: De quadrupedibus: 6, [2], 163, [1] p., 80 leaves of plates; De serpentibus: [2], 27 [i.e. 37], [1] p., 12 leaves of plates; De insectis: [8], 147, [1] p., 28 leaves of plates; De exanguibus aquaticis: 58, [2] p., 20 leaves of plates; De piscibus et cetis: 5, [3], 160 p., 47 leaves of plates; De avibus: [12], 96, 89-160 p., 62 leaves of plates

Final part (p. 151-[164]) of Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri consists of: Petri Castelli, Romani, Extasis de hyaena odorifera, zibethum gignente, quae civetta vulgo appellatur

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

[Pt. 1] De quadrupedibus -- [pt. 2] De serpentibus -- [pt. 3] De insectis -- [pt. 4] De exanguibus aquaticis -- [pt. 5] De piscibus et cetis -- [pt. 6] De avibus

BM (Nat. hist.)

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration

SCNHRB has two complete copies (except for 9 plates in c. 1) and three incomplete copies. Separate parts bound in varying order in each copy, except for c. 2

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088016455792, 39088016455834) lacking pls. no. 19, 20, 25, 26 of De quadrupedibus; pls. 39, 40, 53 of De avibus; pls. 33 & 34 of De piscibus

SCNHRB c. 1 with ink ms. bibliographical note on front free endpaper and last leaf of v. 2

SCNHRB c. 1 bound as 2 v. (pts. 1, 3, 2 and 6, 5, 4) in 17th-century calf, with gilt central lozenge-shaped ornament, title in gilt on spine (rebacked)

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088016455875) stamped on 1st t.p.: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution May 10 1894 [ms. acc. no.] 147337

SCNHRB c. 2 plates not bound sequentially in De quadrupedibus

SCNHRB c. 2 bound as 1 v. in contemporary vellum boards, with blind-embossed center ornament and rules, remains of ties; housed in a drop-back linen box

SCNHRB c. 3 (39088016455917) has De piscibus et cetis, De exanguibus aquaticis, De insectis only, bound in that order; lacking pl. 28 of De insectis

SCNHRB c. 3 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Bequest of S. Stillman Berry. With the Berry property stamp on front paste-down: ... Redlands, California. 3.IV.1954

SCNHRB c. 3 half bound in green sheepskin and acid-patterned boards; title in gilt on spine, with vignettes of fish on spine; marbled endpapers

SCNHRB c. 4 (39088016455958) has De quadrupedibus, De insectis, and De serpentibus only, bound in that order

SCNHRB c. 4 has leaf cut-out from previous binding with ink inscription to "Monsieur Spencer Baird" attached to front paste-down

SCNHRB c. 4 has former owner's inscription on original front free endpaper: ... ex libris Petri De Man ...

SCNHRB c. 4 stamped on t.p. of De quadrupedibus: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Mar 3 1882 [ms. acc. no.] 124935

SCNHRB c. 4 plates bound throughout text and not sequentially as numbered. De quadrupedibus lacking pl. no. 4. De insectis has p. 19 bound following p. 2

SCNHRB c. 4 bound in modern brown goatskin, title in gilt on spine

SCNHRB c. 5 (39088016455990) has De avibus only, plates all bound at end

SCNHRB c. 5 stamped on 2nd leaf: Smithsonian Institution National Museum Feb 12 1906 [in ms.] Richmond Collection 194240

SCNHRB c. 5 half bound in modern dark brown goatskin and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine

SCNHRB c. 6 (39088016456030) has De avibus, De insectis and De serpentibus only

SCNHRB c. 6 bound in half vellum and marbled paper boards, title in gilt within red leather spine label

SCNHRB c. 7 (39088016456071) has De avibus, De insectis (lacking the plates), De serpentibus only

SCNHRB c. 7 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Alexander Wetmore. Inscribed in ink on original front free endpaper: Alex. Wetmore A.D. 1959

SCNHRB c. 7 inscribed in ink on original front free endpaper: Alex. Pitfeild [i.e. Pitfield] Anno. Dom. 1688

SCNHRB c. 7 quarter bound in modern polished calf and taupe colored cloth boards, title in gilt within red leather spine label

SCNHRB c. 8 (39088016456113) has De piscibus et cetis only, lacking t.p

SCNHRB c. 8 stamped on 1st leaf: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Jan 19 1887 [ms. acc. no.] 128945

SCNHRB c. 8 bound in half green sheepskin and pebbled cloth boards, title in gilt on spine, marbled edges and endpapers


Volume c. 3, pt. 5, 4, 3 [1657]
Publisher Amstelodami : Apud Ioannem Iacobi Fil. Schipper
Year 1657
Pages 648
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language Latin
Call number 39088016455917
Digitizing sponsor Smithsonian Libraries
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
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